Fairchild Garden 3rd Annual International Chocolate Festival 1/24-25/09

Saturday, January 24, 2009 – Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Join us for Fairchild’s 3rd Annual International Chocolate Festival! Learn how to make chocolate, listen to lectures on the rich history of chocolate, visit the Chocolate Spa, explore the rainforest to learn how chocolate grows and sample savory chocolate delights (while supplies last).

About the Chocolate Festival

Guests to Fairchild’s Third Annual International Chocolate Festival will be in cacao heaven. For two days, visitors are immersed in the wonderful and diverse world of chocolate, from chocolate treats to tree sales, cooking demonstrations to chocolate sculpture competitions, kid’s activities, a chocolate spa and more.

Lectures: Learn about the cacao tree and all of its wonders! Here’s a sneak peak, the scientific name of the cacao tree, Theobroma cacao, means “food of the gods.”

The Chocolate and Rainforest Experience: Volunteers will be giving lectures and tours of Fairchild’s Rainforest. Come learn all about cacao and its habitat.

Cooking Demonstrations: There are cooking demonstrations all weekend long in the Cooking Demonstration Pavilion. Come down and learn how to whip up some heavenly treats.

Plant Sales: Now you can have your very own Oncidium “Sharry Baby” Chocolate orchid and cacao trees!

Tastings: Sample some of the greatest chocolate made, from dark to white, fine to thick, decide which is your favorite. Chocolate vendors will have samples available for tasting, however, quantities are limited.

Admission to Fairchild’s 3rd Annual Chocolate Festival is free for Fairchild members and children 5 and under, $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens 65 and older and $10 for children 6-17.

For more information please contact Ann Schmidt at 305-667-1651, ext.3344 or aschmidt@fairchildgarden.org.